2020-02-06 E-Edition

Next up…Taco Bell!

David Milstead made quick work of demolishing the house at the corner of Highway 43 and Stanley Drive Monday. Nearby storage units had already been dismantled and removed as the lot is being cleared for the construction of a Taco Bell restaurant. This will be the fourth new fast food eatery in Jackson in less than a year. Burger King […]

AT&T burglar gets probation, jail time

Accomplice still to be tried as case remains active

An Atlanta, Ga. man was sentenced Monday in the burglary of the AT&T store in Jackson in September 2018. Dequan Wilson had entered a “blind” plea in December, that is he pleaded guilty not knowing what his sentence would be. Judge Gaines McCorquodale imposed a 10-year sentence but it is split with Wilson to be on probation for five years […]

Clarke voters list contains 19,468 names

The voters list for Clarke County is included in this week’s editions of The South Alabamian, The Clarke County Democrat and The Thomasville Times. There are 19,468 voters listed. Of those, 18,252 are considered “active” and 1,216 are considered “inactive.” Inactive voters have not voted re- cently and need to update their registration information which they can do when they […]

Washington charter school may be closed before it ever opens

Washington County public school supporters were infuriated when Woodland Prep, a charter school, was approved for the county in 2018. They challenged the school and did not relent in their protests for a year and a half. They said the charter school would take needed funds away from the public system and could even force the closure of schools. Last […]

Officer Hunt retires

After serving the city of Jackson for 30 years, Jackson Police Lieutenant Michael Hunt retired in December of last year. Hunt worked two years elsewhere before joining the Jackson department, making a total of 32 years. A large crowd gathered to wish Hunt a happy retirement Saturday, Feb. 1 at H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House.

City clerk…going out and coming in!

A retirement reception was held for Jackson City Clerk Betty Powell at the Kimbell House Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30. Powell retired after over 23 years as clerk.  A big crowd turned out to thank Powell for her service to Jackson and to wish her well in retirement — although she’s going to still work part-time. See more photographs inside.

ALDOT director to state legislator; no money for 45 (or for 84 either)

The director of the state’s transportation program addressed a southwest Alabama legislator’s criticisms of highways in the area being overlooked or ignored by the state. State Rep. Brett Easterbrook, R-Fruitdale, was a guest on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal” program recently and talked about road needs in his district, District 65, which includes Choctaw and Washington counties and a portion […]


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Harry O. Hamilton

Harry O. Hamilton, 79, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Oct. 13, 1940 to Floyd Monroe Hamilton and Mattie Rester Hamilton in Grand Bay. Employed for 38 years as a millwright with Boise Cascade, he also served in the U.S. National Guard. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church […]